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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Afraid Of Heights?

According to the ancient Greeks, the Elysian Fields were the final resting place for the souls of heroes and the virtuous. Elysian Heights in Echo Park, however has existed eternally for the living. Having been home to many notorious animate souls since the hills were settled in the teens, the area has been a refuge for artists, political radicals, architects, filmmakers and writers. Will that tradition continue with you. Do you have what it takes to live in Elysian Heights? Are you that hip?

If you want to find out, then I want to show you a great house that was on Caravan today. Not only was it special from a location, amenity, and usable land standpoint, but it comes with a very cool history as well. The house was built in 1910 and sat comfortably in the flats for decades. But, like many of us Angelinos, this house spent its days, longingly looking up at the twinkling lights of the hills above Los Angeles; year after year wishing for a more grandiose existence. Well, the house got its wish in 1952 when it was literally moved to its current address at 1917 Baxter St., high atop the city on one of LA's landmark streets. Baxter certainly puts the "heights" in Elysian Heights!

Having been lovingly updated, the home comes replete with a hip, urban vibe that pays homage to the neighborhood and the house’s venerable roots. It is quaint, adorable and ready for you to move in! It has a flat lot with an amazing backyard and if you can believe it… a pool! Priced right at $649K, some very wise hipster will snatch up this wonderful enclave before you can say, “did I put my parking brake on?”

If you want to see it, let me know!

1917 Baxter St.
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
1,260 SF
7,550 SF Lot
Built in 1910 then moved in 1952
Asking: $649,000